Peony seedhead drawing in silverpoint


Original silverpoint drawing of a peony seedhead, on heavy watercolour paper prepared with a warm ochre casein ground.

12 x 21 cm, unframed

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Drawn a couple of years ago, this piece has oxidised beautifully, showing a stunning petrol sheen over a surface which has been worked in places almost to a beaten metal, very organic texture. 

Video showing sheen

I love the movement in peony seedheads, the curves and shadows are somehow so secretive, and I usually have a few dried ones tucked about the studio.

Unlike most silverpoint acrylic grounds, this casein-based gesso gives a rich depth of tone and just asks for bold marks.

12 x 21 cm, unframed

Silverpoint on heavy watercolour paper prepared with a cured casein ground